Subject: Re[2]: Upgrade steps from 1.3 -> -current needed.
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List: current-users
Date: 06/30/1998 15:54:45
     A great idea!  Hehe, have someone else's machine do my kernel=20
     compiling for me=2E=2E=2E hehehe=2E=2E=2E I like it=2E=2E=2E
     Hmm=2E=2E=2E needing one box of each type would be a pain thats true=2E=2E=2E=
     about cross-compiling with gcc?  never looked into it so I dont really=
     know squat about it=2E=2E=2E
     This would be quite intensive on resources on the server side im sure=20
     maybe keep a cache of kernels on line so that if you specify options=20
     that someone else has already asked for before, it will just dig it up=
     from the cache instead of re-compiling it from scratch=2E  this would=20=
     faster and reduce the number of compiles executed=2E
     "I'd like two kernels to go, please=2E"
     "You want fries with that?"

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Subject: Re: Upgrade steps from 1=2E3 -> -current needed=2E
Author:  PC:gson@araneus=2Efi at INTERNETALFALAVAL
Date:    1998-06-30 15:32

David Forbes wrote:
>> Hmm, a menu driven hierarchial program might be nice=2E=20
> On and off, I've been working on a HTML page and CGI script to do this -=20
> it's not finished, but does anyone wnat it, if it ever sees a "finished"=20
> state?
Speaking of kernel configuration interfaces, it would be really neat=20
if someone could set up a server that would let you enter your desired=20
kernel configuration in a HTML form and then built a custom kernel for=20
you automatically=2E  Then it would let you download the kernel, or even=20
a boot floppy image containing it, by HTTP or FTP=2E
This would be useful for people whose machines have too little memory=20
or disk to build a kernel themselves=2E  It would also be helpful in=20
cases where the kernel on the standard boot floppy is in some way=20
incompatible with the user's particular hardware configuration, or=20
simply too big=2E
Of course, we need one of these per architecture=2E=2E=2E=20
Andreas Gustafsson, gson@araneus=2Efi